Summer is full of fresh, green produce, lots of juicy tomatoes, and baskets of sweet peppers. But winter is also full of good food: thick soups, hearty breads, and fragrant apples. This book takes you on a mouthwatering journey through the cold months, where you'll find that there's more good stuff to cook than you thought! Along with these simple and delicious recipes, you'll find a collection of essays about the joys and hardships of the farm in the off-season, the spirituality of cooking, and the ways in which good food can bring us closer to each other and to the land. Accompanying the text are photos of Land's Sake Farm, in Weston, MA , the bounty of which inspired many of these recipes!
Laura Olive Sackton is a writer, farmer, and cook. She currently lives in Vermont's beautiful Northeast Kingdom, where she spends her days writing, cross-country skiing, cooking, and attending Sterling College. She started farming five years ago, and since then, her passion has been growing food, cooking food, and writing about food. She believes that good food is at the center of healthy lives and a healthy planet. In her essays, poems, and recipes, she strives to illuminate the ways in which wonder, gratitude, hard work, and good food come together. Everything she does - seeding carrots and broccoli in the spring, baking bread and canning tomatoes, writing fiction and poems, creating recipes, and walking through the winter woods stems out of the same wonder and joy in the natural world. In her writing and her cooking, she tires to translate that wonder into responsible, wise, and sustainable use of the land. She invites you to join her in all the bountiful blessings of this world.